Ahn Jae-hyun and Ku Hye-sun divorce: Endorsement deal terminated amid contentious separation proceedings
While Jae-Hyun is convinced he wants the divorce and claims he went to the extent of getting loans and selling his house to pay settlement, Hye-sun is not convinced about getting a divorce yet
Actor Ahn Jae-hyun has made fans of his actor-wife Ku Hye-sun unhappy and the reason is the couple's impending divorce. While Jae-Hyun is convinced he wants the divorce and claims he went to the extent of getting loans and selling his house to pay settlement, Hye-sun is not convinced about getting a divorce yet.
She even went to the extent of sharing a screenshot of a private chat between her and Jae-hyun regarding the divorce, to tell her followers on Instagram he is seeking divorce. Since she shared this, there have been multiple statements released from both of them as each claim they have been wronged by the other.
It started with Hye-sun sharing the news on Instagram that she had never agreed to the divorce. In the Instagram post, according to Soompi, she wrote on August 18, "After we lost our spark, my husband has had a change of heart and wants a divorce, and I want to stay married. (Next week, representatives of my husband will be releasing news reports, and I am informing you that they are completely untrue. I hope that the truth will come to light.)" Along with this, she had shared the screenshots of a chat with Jae-hyun.
The chat has reportedly been cut off at parts and according to translations provided in media reports, the conversation is about Jae-hyun informing Hye-sun about going public about the divorce and informing the teams of his variety shows. Jae-hyun wrote, "I already told the 'New Journey to the West' staff the day before yesterday that I’ll be releasing the [divorce] agreement and the press statement that you gave me three days ago next week, and I’m currently in the process of discussing it with."
To this Hye-sun replied, "Not next week. Depending on how my mom’s doing. To me, 'New Journey to the West' isn’t more important than how my mom’s doing." He then responded with, "We’ve already come to an agreement, and all that’s left is the paperwork. I think it would be a meaningless meeting. Let’s move forward as scheduled, and I’ll meet with your mother. I’ve also called her by phone."
She then responded, "I heard that you had made plans to meet. Contact me when you meet. Just like you persuaded her when we got married, take responsibility and persuade her about our divorce. Paperwork isn’t hard."
The posts on Instagram were flooded with hate messages which blamed him for being insensitive and so, on August 21, Jae-hyun presented his side of the story. He said in his response that he has now chosen to speak out because Hye-sun's attorney has falsely claimed he spoke to other women in an inebriated state.
Both Jae-hyun and Hye-sun are represented by the same talent agency, HB Entertainment. Jae-hyun also responded to Hye-sun's allegations that he had badmouthed her to their agency's CEO, and said that this had never happened.
Incidentally, Hye-sun deleted her posts which made the allegations. He claimed, "[Hye-sun] lied to the security guard at the apartment building where I was living alone that she had lost her key, and after receiving a spare key, entered my apartment. She told me, ‘It’s not trespassing; I entered because I’m your wife,’ and she began going through my cell phone and making recordings. I was asleep at the time, and I was extremely shocked and frightened by her behavior.”
He shared details about paying Hye-sun the settlement money for the divorce and wrote, "I paid the full divorce settlement amount that Ku Hye Sun personally calculated and decided. In Ku Hye Sun’s statement [the breakdown of the amount of money she was requesting], she even included things like a daily charge for her share of the housework and the donation that she made to charity at the time of our marriage. I fully agreed to her demands. However, my reason for doing so was not because I was the one at fault for our marriage falling apart, but because I wanted to financially help my wife that I had loved. But a few days later, Ku Hye Sun claimed that the amount we had initially agreed upon was insufficient, and she requested ownership of the apartment in which we lived together."
Hye-sun responded to these fresh allegations, especially about the settlement and wrote, "This is referring to the full amount we donated instead of holding a wedding, and because all of that was paid for by Ku Hye Sun, I asked for half of the amount back. The interior decorations for Ahn Jae Hyun’s current home were also paid for by Ku Hye Sun, and because Ku Hye Sun was the one who did 100% of the housework, I demanded and received 30,000 won [approximately $25] a day in labor wages for the past three years… this was not a divorce settlement amount."
Amid the divorce scandal, Jae-hyun's endorsement deal with the brand Merbliss has been terminated, according to Allkpop. Jae-hyun has now decided to respond to growing allegations from Hye-sun after consultation with a legal representative while his career remains at stake. Jae-hyun and Hye-sun got married in 2016 after the two actors worked together in a drama titled 'Blood' which released in 2015.